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Gifford and Garvald Railway

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Gifford and Garvald Railway

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Macmerry Branch Clickable map of the Giford and Garvald Railway


Gifford, looking to Edinburgh

Local area 

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This area is to the east of Edinburgh and, these days, is largely farmed. The area around Ormiston was mined for coal.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Ormiston to Gifford. The line was never extended to Garvald. The line served a largely rural area carrying farm traffic such as produce, manure and whisky from the Glenkinchie distillery.

Ormiston

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The line started at a west facing junction just to the east of the station.

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Gifford 

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This view looks west towards Edinburgh from the level crossing at Gifford. The station site, now a house called "The Buffers" , is behind the camera.


Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford